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My Italian Connosr-friend @luccadanna1985 sent me a sample of this somewhat rare 7 year old Macallan, bottled especially for the Italian market by Giovinetti & Figli. You can still find it in several places, but look around before you buy (prices range from 40 EUR to 120 EUR). It was matured on a sherry cask, what Macallan is most famous for. It was bottled in the mid 80s of the last century.
The dark, full gold colored dram beads beautifully, indicating a full body. A nice start.
On the nose I get the expected sherry notes, but also something herbal and candlewax. Furthermore apple, pear and even melon. Weird aromas of wet sand and tin can seem somewhat out of place. A slightly sour touch pops in and out. I can't really put it into words.
The candlewax returns in full force on the palate, with leather, caramel and quite some allspice. Tangerines and licquorice. A bitter side too. Walnuts.
The finish is less sweet than expected. It dies a bitter death.
I confess I had higher expectations for this special bottling. I'm feeling a bit dissatisfied.